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Mitzvah Day

Wayne YMCA

The Y is again this year participating in Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's annual Mitzvah Day. Held on Sunday, November 2, our community will be "Volunteering Across Generations." At the Y we will be collecting blankets and towels for local animal shelters and new scarves, hats, and gloves for homeless veterans, mentally ill, and MORE >


FVL Community Event-Cache In, Trash Out

Fairview Lake YMCA

Visit camp November 9th at 1:00 pm and learn about one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation opportunities, Geocaching.  There will be a variety of geocaches available for one day only, as well as a variety of camp activities.  Please help us clean up camp during this free event by bringing a bag to pick up litter as you search our property for geocaches.

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Wayne YMCA Welcomes New Leader

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The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has named longtime Y leader Justin Ihne the executive director of the Wayne YMCA. “The Wayne YMCA is impacting the community is so many positive ways and it’s exciting for me to be a part of that momentum,” said Ihne, who most recently served as CEO of the Northern Berkshire YMCA in Massachusetts. MORE >


Metro YMCA hosts family events celebrating healthy eating and fitness

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A smoothie contest, food demonstrations and parent/children play time are just some of the ways the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will celebrate Healthy U/Food Day this month. “Our goal is to inspire families to eat healthy and exercise through these fun-filled events that culminate on Food Day,’’ a nationwide celebration of healthy, MORE >


Metro Y Assigns Full-Time Leader to Child Safety

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Building on its commitment to protect children, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has appointed a full-time child safety director to oversee efforts at its six branches. “Safety of children is at the core of the organization’s culture and is our number one priority at the Y,’’ said Maureen Simons, who took the new position last MORE >


Robin Williams Tribute at the Rosen PAC

Wayne YMCA

October 10 - November 21 -- Celebrate the life of funnyman Robin Williams with family-friendly movies on the big screen in the theater at the Rosen Performing Arts Center. ADMISSION IS FREE!


NJ Cares Coat Drive

West Essex YMCA

Give the gift of warmth & comfort this year-donate your lightly used coats to NJ Cares Today Donations accepted at the West Essex YMCA until December 20th For the 19th Annual Coat drive, Jersey Cares plans to collect and distribute more than 60,000 “gently used” winter coats to men, women and children in need throughout New Jersey. Over MORE >


Kittatinny Nature Club - Guided Bird Walk

Fairview Lake YMCA

Spend your Sunday morning, October 26th starting at 9:00am, walking around camp as we search for some of our local birds.  You never know what you might see at Fairview, with Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Great Blue Herons, and New Jerseys State bird the Eastern Goldfinch all spotted at camp.

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